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Winnipeg Human Rights News: July 23rd-29th, 2017

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In this week’s headlines, the Parker protests heat up, a strike begins at the airport, an Alopecia Foundation is stunned, and Manitoba women’s health gets worse.

Missing Persons Alert

Scott Hadath

Scott HadathThe family of a Winnipeg man who has been missing since Monday is desperate to find their loved one who disappeared after getting off work. “We’re very distraught right now,” Robert Hadath told CBC Thursday.His brother Scott Hadath has been missing since Monday afternoon when he got off work around 3 p.m. from his job at Canadian Tire on Fermor Avenue. Winnipeg police and Manitoba RCMP are now searching for the missing 39-year-old.

“This is just not something that you’d expect from Scott,” his brother said. “It’s just out of character for him, so we have no idea what to think at this point.” He’s very reliable.” Hadath, who lives with his mother in the Windsor Park area of Winnipeg, said family started to get worried after his brother didn’t show up for work on Tuesday and they couldn’t get in touch with him on his cellphone.
“Generally if he would go out, he would go out maybe for a couple hours, right, and then he’d be back,” Hadath said. Hadath said friends and family have searched everywhere they can think Scott might be, including the Whiteshell area, where his family owns a cabin, and are desperate to find him. “It’s quite the emotional roller-coaster,” he said. Scott Hadath is described as 5-foot-10 with a heavy build, a beard and hazel eyes.

ScottHadath is believed to be driving a 2015 black Mini Cooper with Manitoba licence plate HJB 662. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Winnipeg missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.

Star Alicia Thomas
The Winnipeg Police Service is asking for the public’s help in finding Star Alicia Thomas.

The 17-year-old girl was last seen in the West End area of Winnipeg on the evening of June 16. She also went missing earlier this year, in May, and was found a couple of weeks later.

Thomas is described as being five feet tall with a thin build, shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

 

Kamryn Greyeyeskamryn-greyeyes

A missing teen who was last seen being dropped off at a residence in Winnipeg is “extremely vulnerable” and at-risk for exploitation, police say.

Kamryn Greyeyes, 15, was last seen Tuesday evening. The teen is from the rural municipality of St. Laurent, but is known to frequent the area around Cathedral Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg.

Kamryn Greyeyes, 15, was last seen on Tuesday night when she was dropped off at a residence in Winnipeg. (Winnipeg Police Service) She was last seen being dropped off at a home in the city.

“Kamryn is extremely vulnerable and at-risk for exploitation,” police wrote in a news release on Thursday. “She is known to associate with gang members.”

She is described as five feet five inches tall, about 120 pounds with long, dark hair. Police are extremely concerned for her well-being and ask for public assistance to locate her.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lundar RCMP at 204-762-5088 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

Sherrie Garsonsherrie-garson

Winnipeg police are asking for help from the public to find a missing teenage girl.

Sherrie Garson, 16, was last seen in the Garden City area on the evening of July 20. Garson is five feet, seven inches, with a heavy build, short brown hair and brown eyes, police said.

She was last seen wearing dark grey zebra-print pyjama pants with a pink shirt, a black-and-grey zip-up sweater and black-and-grey high-top runners.

Police are concerned about her well-being. They ask anyone with information about Garson’s whereabouts to call the Winnipeg Police Service missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.

Poverty & Community Outreach

Refugees & Race

Environment

  • ‘The entire species could become extinct’: Crowdfunding underway to save Manitoba butterfly: CBC
  • Land, water protection lagging: wildlife group: Winnipeg Free press
  • Bridgwater design flaws, illegal drainage hurting city forest, councillor says:Winnipeg Free Press

Parker Protests Heat Up

  • Judge rejects Parker Lands owner’s bid to clear protesters: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Parker Lands consultations would give Métis a say on ancestral land: CBC
  • Company denied urgent hearing to remove protesters from Parker Lands: CBC
  • Parker developer claims police not doing enough to remove protesters: CBC
  • Mayor meets with Parker lands protesters: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Parker Lands owner takes second shot at turfing protesters: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Parker lands battle heats up: Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
  • Peaceful Protest Found Its Way to the Courtroom: APTN News

Health

  • Do you know what an Access centre is? Because soon you may need to: CBC
  • ‘Not my medical emergency’: Anxiety patient shown door at Grace Hospital: CBC
  • Don’t let COPD take your breath away: Winnipeg Free Press
  • WRHA cuts nurses from trauma, burn, IV units at Health Sciences Centre: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press
  • Manitoba women’s health just got worse: CBC
  • Union questions decision to cut senior nurses who work with severe burn and trauma cases: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘There was absolutely no reason for him to die’: Winnipeg man takes own life hours after discharge from ER: CBC
  • Mother sues WRHA, Victoria General Hospital when daughter dies hours after leaving ER: CBC
  • Time for fighting has passed, Trudeau says ahead of meeting with Manitoba premier: CBC
  • Memo directed Interlake paramedics away from Winnipeg ERs: union: CBC
  • ‘Massive mistake’: Rural town fights to prevent closure of local Manitoba EMS station: CBC

Indigenous

  • Senator Murray Sinclair, chair of TRC, named as Thunder Bay police board investigatorCBCAPTN News
  • TRC head Murray Sinclair ‘excellent choice‘ to lead review of Thunder Bay police board, says chair: CBC
  • ‘This is what reconciliation looks like‘: Northern First Nations regain control of child welfare services: CBCAPTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press
  • “It’s ridiculous” Communities looking for cheaper alternatives for flights to northern Manitoba: APTN News
  • Winnipeg hotel that is supposed to help, now accused of hurting clientsAPTN News
  • Newly formed Indigenous Advisory Circle aims to ‘decolonize’ Winnipeg Art GalleryWinnipeg Free Press
  • Suicide-crisis teams in northern Manitoba at their limit: Winnipeg Free Press
MMIW Inquiry
  • First Nations leaders reject call for MMIWG commissioners to step down: CBC
  • Sagkeeng families air mixed feelings about MMIWG inquiry after community visit:CBC
  • Surprise greets National Inquiry’s hearings in Manitoba: APTN News
  • MMIWG inquiry visits Winnipeg, Sagkeeng to hear from families of missing and murdered: CBC
  • Lawyers, health workers, community relations staff in Winnipeg this week ahead of fall MMIWG hearings: Winnipeg Free Press
  • MMIWG inquiry now reviewing conduct of police officers: CBC
  • Carolyn Bennett ‘agrees with’ MMIWG inquiry reset requestCBC

Justice

  • Manitoba RCMP make arrest in murder of Leah Anderson: APTN News
  • Man arrested in connection with 2013 killing of Leah Anderson releasedCBC
  • ‘They shouldn’t have been out there’: Teacher’s death on field trip was preventable, parents say: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • St. Boniface police-involved shooting is 8th investigated by Manitoba watchdog:CBC
  • Police shoot man after high-speed chase in Winnipeg: CBC
  • ‘Continuing and worrying trend’: Violent crime in Winnipeg rises, reports say: CBC
  • Online death threat against Winnipeg Transit angers former driver: CBC
  • Alopecia Foundation stunned, says convicted fraudster failed to deliver proceeds from expo: CBC
  • Rise in violent crime unsurprising to Winnipeg police: Winnipeg Free Press
Police Ask for Help
  • Thelma Krull investigation: Police release sketches of suspect: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Winnipeg police ask for help identifying suspect in jogger assault: CBC
  • Winnipeg taxi driver stabbed by passengers: CBC
In the Courts
  • Manitoba mom faces minimum 14 years in toddler’s murder: CBC
  • Man plans to use math to fight photo radar ticket, but it may not add up to victory: CBC
  • Court denies ex-hockey player’s appeal, blasts rape myth defenceWinnipeg Free Press
  • Crown and defence want 14-year parole ineligibility for mother who killed baby: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Never-ending cycle’ of abuse: Manitoba man sentenced after sexually abusing CFS ward: Winnipeg Free Press

Politics

Federal
Provincial
Local
  • Union, Winnipeg airport still at bargaining table as strike deadline looms: CBC
  • Strike begins for 150 Winnipeg airport workers: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Successful attempt to block condo development strikes panic within city administration: source: Winnipeg Free Press
Churchill
  • Omnitrax must repair Churchill rail line: Justin Trudeau: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Future of rail service in northern Manitoba in jeopardy as parties back away from fixing tracksAPTN News
  • Trudeau visit to Churchill would bring hope to a community losing faith in politicians: minister: Winnipeg Free Press

Disability

  • Federal disabilities minister ‘frustrated’ after family denied residency over daughter’s health needs: CBC
  • MKO chief makes health-care inroads with premier: Winnipeg Free Press

Cultural

 

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The summer is always a little bit less busy, as people take time to enjoy the outdoors and relax – but stay tuned to our calendar! We’ll keep looking for events to add in the coming weeks! 🙂

 

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